These are the words Luke quoted in the book of Acts. This year my husband and I are being intentional in teaching our son the true meaning of Christmas. So often, our world takes “Christ” out of Christmas. Christmas is about celebrating and remembering the birth of Jesus Christ. While we love to shower our son with gifts, watch his eyes light up when we pick out our tree, and decorate the house with colorful and festive decorations; we want him to learn that it is better to give than to receive. We want to teach him the history of Christ.
So with that said, we are planning things we can do for others during this Christmas season. We are following the Advent calendar our church gave us to do family activities together. You can check out our church at www.gochristfellowship.com. This calendar helps us focus on the story of Christ and giving.
Another thing we are doing is called R.A.C.K. It is Random Acts of Christmas Kindness. My friend Karen kept posting her family’s acts of kindness throughout December and it really inspired me to do this with our son. I will share those moments with you in my blog! So watch for them here…
What kind of Christmas traditions and giving ideas do you do with your family? I would love to hear about them and share them with others!
I pray that you have a blessed and joyous Christmas season. I am so thankful for you and looking forward to a new healthy and inspirational year!
“For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
Merry Christmas and have a salubrious new year!